Monday, May 21, 2007

Guilty As Charged

Britney Spears' assault on Florida continued yesterday as she brought her Comeback Concert Series tour to Miami last night. Here are pictures of Miss Brit boarding a plane in Orlando on her way to Miami and then a couple pictures of Britters takin' the hoots out for a stroll in warm Florida sun:

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At long last ... Britney managed to find a plane that, apparently, has leather seats. I'm actually quite surprised that a woman who has no problem walking into and using public restrooms while barefoot would be so discerning about what sort of airplane seats she's comfortable with. But anyways ... Britney made it to Miami without incident and you'll never guess what the first thing she did was once she arrived -- homegirl took her ass to the tanning salon. Hmm, I guess they don't get enough sun in Miami. [Source]

Here are a few pics of Britney's performance at the Mansion nightclub last night ... and as far as I can tell, there weren't any problems with the lip-sync track so I assume that Britney wasn't forced to actually sing live ... but our dear Britney did suffer a wardrobe malfunction:

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[W]hile on stage at Miami's Mansion her beaded bra came apart during her dance routine, and Spears was forced to run off stage for a costume change. Still, her fans said she didn't disappoint. Well-known DJ Tracy Young, who performed at Madonna's wedding to Guy Ritchie, attended the show and told American magazine People: "Whether she lip-synchs or not, there was a line around the block. I'm looking forward to her comeback, I think she's going to be fierce." Pink reader Andrea was at Mansion for Brit's performance and sends in this report: The show at Mansion was awesome. You could definitely tell she was having fun performing again! She wore this black sequined top over her pink bra towards the end of the show. The crowd loved her, nobody booed her. Mansion was crazy about the no camera thing tho, this guy that was near my friend and I was basically tackled by a Mansion security guard when he took out his camera. Nobody ever said this from any other show but before she came on, we could definitely hear her talking over the speakers, it was as if she was saying a prayer and her mic was up. She didn't talk much during the show to the crowd but at the end she said something along the lines of "Thank you Miami, I love you" and threw the crowd kisses as she took a bow and left the stage! Overall I was happy, the crowd was happy, and most importantly Britney looked happy!! BUT, not all fans who attend these most recent Britney shows are happy ... especially the ones who were ejected from the venues like Pink reader Kim, who sends in this account of how she was treated at the Orlando House of Blues show on Saturday night: I work at a radio station (The MJ Morning Show) and they caught me with the camera during, "Do Somethin'!" Three bodyguards SWARMED and grabbed me screaming, "GIVE US THE PHONE! YOU'RE GOING TO JAIL!" Since I'm only like 5'5 and three giant bodyguards are screaming at me I gave them the phone. They took the phone, grabbed my arm and pushed me out of the venue. When we got outside (we were in one of the wings) Britney's people came downstairs, took my camera phone and deleted everything on it. There was ONE nice security guard who said Britney wanted zero pictures of her taken tonight and that she's not very nice at all. I literally have bruises on my arm from the guard grabbing and dragging me out. Wow ... this seems like completely outrageous behavior. I don't think it's necessary to assault concert goers who pay good money to see a show. I have a huge problem with No Camera policies at shows but that's neither here nor there. I can't believe that Britney's people think it's a good idea to treat fans like this especially when she is trying to make a comeback. [Source]

It seems that Britney, herself, had a great time in Miami ... so great, in fact, that she decided to strip down to a bikini to take a night swim. Here are pictures of Britney bikini-clad the night before her Mansion show and then pictures of her ready to hit the town just after her Mansion performance:

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It's great seeing her look so happy, I just hope she is able to party safely and not start spiraling down the abyss again. No more crotch shots, ya hear? [Source, Source]


So last night was the hour-long season finale (and 400th episode) of The Simpsons which paid homage to my fave show 24 in the first half-hour. I was really excited to see how The Simpsons would pull off a 24-inspired ep and was really, really excited to see how Kiefer Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub's contributions would turn out ... in the end, I thought it was a cute ep but not at all very exciting:

I did like all the little nods to 24 ... the split screens, the ticking clock, etc. but the ep left much to be desired. I dunno why I expect more from the special guests but I am always disappointed. Mary Lynn had one line (a minorly funny line at that) and Kiefer only had a few. But, overall, I found the ep very cute. At the very least it makes a great lead-in to the 2-hour season finale of 24 that will air tonight. [Source]

It looks as if Paris Hilton is getting a jump on her prison diary even before she gets to prison. Paris has been seen walking around with various books lately, like this pink book that looks awfully like a journal ... wherein, one might imagine, she writes down her deepest, darkest thoughts as she prepares to surrender her freedom for 23-days in jail:

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Paris has also been doing a lot more praying than we're normally used to seeing. Who knows ... maybe this experience will teach her the error of her ways and she will finally repent from all of her worldly sins. Eh ... it's just a thought. [Source]

Yeah, and if you think that Paris' measly 23 days in the slammer is bad news you ain't heard NOTHING yet. Lane Garrison, who was arrested late last year for driving under the influence (allegedly of vodka and cocaine) after causing an accident that resulted in the death of a young teen, has plead guilty to vehicular manslaughter in court today ... and will face up to 6 years in bona fide PRISON. Yikes!

Garrison will plead guilty to one count of vehicular manslaughter, a felony. The "Prison Break" star will also plead guilty to one count of felony DUI with bodily injury. He'll also admit his blood alcohol level was over .15, which could increase the sentence by eight months. Garrison will plead guilty to one misdemeanor count of providing alcohol to a minor. Based on the pleas, Garrison faces five years and eight months in prison. Garrison's high-powered lawyer, Harland Braun, tells TMZ absolutely no sentencing deal has been struck. Braun says, "Lane fully expects to go to prison or jail," adding, "It's very unusual for anyone in our society to accept responsibility for anything." Braun will ask Judge Eldon Fox to set the sentencing hearing 60 days from today. The story has been updated with the following: Garrison's plea went down as planned. During the emotional court session, the actor faced the judge and muttered the words, "I am guilty." Sentencing was originally set for August 1, but later moved after the family of the victim, Vahagn Setian, asked that it not be held on their departed son's birthday. It has since been changed to August 2. Wow! I guess Lane couldn't live with what he did and is really ready to pay the price for his actions. Peeps, this ain't no 23-day, special jail cell prison we're talking about, this is the real deal. It's so strange that Lane found success by playing a prison inmate on Prison Break only to be killed off in the second season ... and now he's really going to prison. This celebs in jail thing is really catching on ... I guess we'll see if the trend continues. [Source]

In other celebs in trubs news, Scott Stapp (who used to front the worst band in history and now makes shitty music on his own) was arrested over the weekend for assaulting his wife ... with a bottle of Orangeina:

Scott Stapp, the former lead singer of platinum rock band Creed, was arrested in Boca Raton, Fla. last night on suspicion of domestic assault with intent to commit a felony. Stapp, who spent the night behind bars in a Palm Beach County jail, is scheduled to appear in court this morning, where a judge will set bond. Scott's wife has come forward to give her account of what went down: Scott Stapp's wife claims that she was "in fear for her life" when the rocker flung a glass bottle of Orangina at her face during an alleged incident Sunday morning. According to the police report, Stapp's wife, Miss New York USA 2004, Jaclyn Nesheiwat Stapp, claims that she called 911 after Scott stumbled into their $5 million mansion around 8:00 AM and got "very angry" when she asked if he was "using drugs." Jaclyn told police that Stapp began yelling at her to "leave him alone," before he grabbed an Orangina bottle and launched it at her face, nearly hitting her. When cops arrived, they found the shattered bottle ... and several handguns locked in a safe. According to the report, "Scott was very cooperative" about handing over the firearms, which were immediately confiscated. One of the responding officers claims that Stapp did admit to throwing the bottle, but the former Creed frontman also said, "Jaclyn was no where in the area." Now, with someone like Scott Stapp I would be fine with him jumping on the latest Hollywood trend of celebs going to jail ... but it sounds like he might benefit from the other latest Hollywood trend that is so hot right now -- rehab. In either case, he would not be allowed to assault the public with any of his music so it'd be win-win for everyone. [Source]

Brad Pitt packed up the kids and boarded a plane bound for Cannes, France (pictured here with Zahara and Pax Thien ... but I'm sure Maddox and Shiloh Nouvel were thrown in there somewhere) so that he and un-wife Angelina Jolie could jazz up the Cannes Film Festival where her movie A Mighty Heart is premiering ... here are a whole bunch of pics of Brangelina descending upon Cannes:

Photo credit: INFdaily & Wireimage

Just your typical day in the life of Brangelina ... one day you're dropping the kids off at daycare and then next you're boxing them up so that you can make an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival. Their life sounds so boring. [Source, Source]

Uber hottie Jason Statham is also in Cannes, France right now but he's not really all that interested in the Film Festival ... he's actually there for all the diving:

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Wee ... I love seeing Jason dive (after all, he used to be a proficient diver before he got into acting) but I'd love it more if he wore the requisite bikini swimsuit instead of these long board shorts. Just a suggestion. [Source]

Jessica Biel is back in LA after spending the last few days getting all romantical with Justin Timberlake in Manchester, England ... here are pictures of Jessica at the Farmers Market over the weekend:

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One kiss with JT and she is instantly more interesting than she was before. She'll prolly get a bit more press for the duration of her relationship with Justin. [Source]

Wow ... I didn't think it was possible but Victoria Beckham actually found a blouse that is strong enough to contain her unstoppable nipples:

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I bet that top is made out of the same lead that Batman has to use to lock away all the kryptonite on Earth so that Superman can't be harmed ... yeah, that or she decided to wear a bra for once. [Source]

AIDS Walk NY raised a record-breaking $6,857,527 dollars over the weekend partially thanks to the awareness brought about by celebs like Cyndi Lauper, Hal Sparks, Whoopi Goldberg, Lance Bass, Alan Cumming and others who came out in support of the annual fundraiser that takes place each May in Central Park:

Photo credit: Wireimage

I must commend any celebrity who speaks out and lends their fame to help raise funds for such an important thing as AIDS research. I know that many Pink readers also came out for the event and I give props to everyone who came out in support. [Source]

Jennifer Hudson did her thing in Long Beach, CA over the weekend where she appeared for the Long Beach Pride Festival ... here are a few pics from her performance:

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I love it! Miss Thang didn't even have to take off her cute glasses to sang her booty off. I also love that J. Hud shows show much love to her gay fans ... that is the surest way for her to become a timeless and everlasting DIVA! [Source]

What is going on with all the blankets lately ... first it was Michael Jackson naming his youngest child "blanket", then it was Paris Hilton taking refuge under her blanket in order to hide from the paparazzi and now Gwyneth Paltrow is doing the same:

Are there no original ideas left in the world? Hey Gwyneth, next time why don't you use a quilted comforter to change things up a bit. [Source]

Let's pause to check in with Matthew McConaughey, who we haven't seen on the blog for a few days now, to see what he's up to ... when last we saw Matthew he was either shirtless or working out ...

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... yeah, it's pretty much what I expected ... not that I mind ;) [Source]

Here are a couple cute pictures of Kirsten Dunst and her new beau Johnny Borrell gettin' all amorous at a Cricket match in the UK over the weekend:

Hahhahahaha ... you can tell cricket ain't Kirsten's thing but she's a trooper to endure a match with Johnny. Now that's lurve, y'all. [Source]

Here are a few pics of the Scissor Sisters performance at the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival at Moor Park in Preston, Lancashire in the UK over the weekend:

Photo credit: Kevin Tachman

Radio 1's Big Weekend is the biggest free ticketed event in Europe and this year featured performances by the Sisters, The Gossip, M.I.A., Mika, Rihanna, Bloc Party and many others. These pics are amazing ... and they make me yearn to see the Sisters perform again. [Source]

And finally, I'm not sure why but I'm really taken with the new picture of Heath Ledger as The Joker. There is something about the pic that just kept eating away at me and after finding pics of the Joker cards that have been "mysteriously" appearing inside comic book stores around LA on it finally hit me ... this new incarnation of The Joker does look a lot like serial killer John Wayne Gacy in his clown make-up:

This might sound blasphemous to some but I think that Heath is capable of making a cooler Joker than even the venerable Jack Nicholson -- there, I said it. Additionally, Anthony Michael Hall has revealed that he will appear in The Dark Knight as well ... but is remaining mum on the deets: "Dead Zone" star Anthony Michael Hall reports the plot of the latest Batman saga, "The Dark Knight," is so secret he's forbidden to even say what character he's portraying. "I signed a confidentiality agreement, and I can't say which part I'm playing because it affects the story," says Hall. "I can't give away the suspense — it's a $200 million surprise, and I don't want to be the guy to ruin it." He adds, "I'm excited about it — Christian Bale back as Batman. Heath Ledger is joining the cast as the Joker. Of course, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine return, and they're great." OOOH ... could he be playing The Joker's #2 henchman? At this point, we have no idea ... but if he's keeping this quiet I hope we're in for a big surprise ... and so, we wait. [Source, Source]

Les News:
David and I had a really quiet weekend together. He's been bizzy doing work on his websites these past couple of days so there hasn't been much time to do anything else. We were going to go to the movies last night but he got wrapped up with work and ... alas, we didn't get to go.

There are still a few things that I want us to make time for as the week progresses ... so we'll see if any of that actually happens.

And it's Monday ... I hope it's a good one for y'all ... I'm out.